- BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (BACP)
Information about counselling and a comprehensive list of accredited counsellors in local areas in Britain. There is also a Scottish equivalent organisation called COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).
Telephone:,01455 883 300 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Website: http:// www.bacp.co.uk
- COUNSELLING DIRECTORY
Provides a counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. Offers a free and confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains information on emotional disorders and provides some useful statistics.
Telephone: 01252 416334, General Enquiries, Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm (national rate)
Provides 24 hour access to nurse advice, information about healthcare and about local health services. Contact NHS 111 for help with a current health concern, to ask about out of hours doctors’ services and for emergency health advice.
Helpline: 111, every day, 24 hours a day
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Telephone: 0845 7 90 90 90, every day, 24 hours a day (lo-call rate)
SANE is one of the UK’s leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness.
Helpline: 0845 767 8000, every day, 18:00pm-23:00pm
24 hour forum available.